The Words I Couldn't Say

The Words I Couldn't Say is an anime episode of Fairy Tail that was released on 01/06/2012
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Cana reaches the grave of Fairy Tail's first master, Mavis, who bestows her with one of Fairy Tail's Grand Spells, Fairy Glitter. Determined to save her friends and protect her beloved guild with this newly endowed power, Cana confronts Bluenote who had been relentlessly assaulting Lucy, Natsu, Wendy, Happy and Charle. But despite her efforts, Cana falls short of utilizing its full power and ultimately falls defeated. As Bluenote prepares to kill her, he is suddenly knocked back by an unexpected wizard who is none other than Cana's father.

Plot Summary

Cana finds the grave; she attempts to reach into the golden flames. However, she gets hit. The words appear and state that Fairy Glitter is one of the 3 grand spells of Fairy Tail. At the crater site, Bluenote makes Happy get squished a bit under his gravity magic for talking back. Lucy swears that they will never reveal the grave, and she gets slammed. Bluenote asks for the Fairy Glitter magic. With the others refusing, Natsu gets up and charges at Bluenote, yet he gets sent flying into the ground. Then, Bluenote notices Makarov on the ground; when the Natsu and gang get angry, Bluenote just slams them to the ground again. At the grave, Cana remembers back 12 years ago.

Cana's Origin Story

Cana's tarot cards
Cana's tarot cards

Twelve years ago, Cana has lost her mother who died of illness, she finds out her father is alive in her mother's will. She ends up at Fairy Tail guild and learns that her father is Gildarts, a top ranking mage. When she sees her father for the first time, her father did not recognize her as his daughter. Cana, who is unable to tell her dad, misses her chance when her father leaves for a mission. She waits for two months and ends up joining Fairy Tail guild. At last, her father visits, and Macao and Wakaba tell her the good news. Makarov greets Gildartz and shares with him about his happy client. Wakaba and Macao point out to Cana who is waiting for him. However, Gildartz doesn't realize Cana is his daughter, and Cana is unable to tell him that she is his daughter. Time and time again, she waits and Gildartz leave for a mission. Later, she learns tarot cards to predict when Gildartz comes home. Macao and Wakaba notices her playing cards and tells her to learn card magic. When Cana doesn't believe she can, Makarov shares his inspirational words that makes Cana form a goal to become the best mage before telling GildartZ the truth.

Years later, Cana got an opportunity to participate in the S-Class trials. However, she fails four times and witness Mirajane and Erza surpassing her. She ends up an alcoholic to bury her misery. The flashback turns to her telling Lucy her secret and that if she fail, she'll leave the guild.

End of Flashback

Cana cries
Cana cries

Back to present, Cana gets call from the help Lucy card. She cries out loud and gets over her anguish. Finally, Cana realizes what she values the most, protecting her friends, as she grabs the golden flames with all of her might. She begs the grave to give her the power to save her friends. Cana tells the grave that she loves her guild dearly. Mavis replies that mistakes are part of growing up and grants her the spell, Fairy Glitter. Cana runs to help Lucy as fast as she can while the others are about to get blasted by Bluenote's gravity magic. Then, she arrives in time and bombards Bluenote with her cards. Cana charges at Bluenote with her arm glowing bright gold, but she gets slam by Bluenote's magic. Cana apologizes to Lucy, and Natsu mopes about Cana reaching the grave. With Cana and Natsu at both sides of Bluenote, he attacks both of them.

Cana' using Fairy Glitter
Cana' using Fairy Glitter

Cana states that Bluenote cannot use Fairy Glitter but only her guild can. Yet, he tells Cana that all magic comes from one source and crushes her. Natsu buries his head into the ground and fires a Roar of the Dragon to shoot himself like a rocket. He buys Cana enough time for her to use Fairy Glitter on Bluenote. The golden magic halo comes from the stars and slams down onto Bluenote. Despite their efforts, Bluenote destroys the halo, and when he is about to take Cana's life with the others watching in fear, Gildartz comes out of nowhere and blasts Bluenote. Cana sheds some tears at the sight of her father in front of her.

Points of Interest

Cana's Fairy Glitter Tattoo
Cana's Fairy Glitter Tattoo
  • New opening and ending theme songs, "I Wish" by Milky Bunny and "Boys be Ambitious!!" (ボーイズ・ビー・アンビシャス), are first used in this episode.
  • Cana's real father is Gildartz.
  • Cana became an alcoholic because she could not pass the S Class trial for four times and thinks she is not fit to be the daughter of Gildartz.
  • Cana learned tarot cards to predict when her father came home.
  • Fairy Glitter is one of the 3 grand Fairy Tail spells with Fairy Law.


Japanese Episode Name

Ienakatta Hitokoto" (言えなかった一言)

Story ArcTenrou Island
Manga Chapter232 and 233
Opening Theme"I Wish" by Milky Bunny
Ending Theme"Boys be Ambitious!!" (ボーイズ・ビー・アンビシャス) by Hi-Fi Camp

Characters & Voice Actors

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Cana Alberona ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Bluenote Stinger ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shiro Saito ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Happy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rie Kugimiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Carla ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yui Horie ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Lucy Heartfilia ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Hirano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wendy Marvell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Satomi Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Natsu Dragneel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuya Kakihara ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gildarts Clive ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuhiko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Macao Conbolt ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Masaki Kawanabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Wakaba Mine ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Kageura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Makarov Dreyar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shinichi Kotani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Reedus Jonah ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Laxus Dreyar ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Katsuyuki Konishi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Hiro Mashima Original Concept The mangaka of the popular action/adventure/fantasy series Fairy Tail.
Shinji Ishihira Director A Storyboard artist that is the Director of the Fairy Tail anime.
Masashi Sogo Series Composition
Aoi Yamamoto Character Artist/Designer Animator
Shoji Yonemura Writer
Yasuharu Takanashi Music The composer of most anime installments. He also composed four Pretty Cure series: Fresh, Heartcatch, Suite, and Smile.
Tomohiro Koyama Animation Director Animation Director


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